To ensure the safety of products and production processes in the Asahi Kasei Group, we maintain awareness of the properties of the chemical substances we use, and manage them strictly and appropriately throughout each phase from materials procurement to production, use, and disposal.
When purchasing materials, information related to the safety of chemical substances is received from the supplier. This information serves as a guide to safe storage and handling.
The safety of the local community and the protection of the environment are secured by proper handling of chemical substances to suppress environmental release and to prevent fires, explosions, and leaks. The health of employees is protected by preventing workplace exposure to hazardous substances.
Guidance for proper use and disposal of chemical substances and chemical products is provided in Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs), technical bulletins, and product brochures. Transport Emergency Cards are issued to guide proper environmental and safety response in the event of an accident during physical distribution.
The management of chemical substances begins with R&D, which is guided throughout every stage by a commitment to developing products and process characterized by safe, environmentally sound production, handling, and use.